Ping Pong Ball Drop

Fourth of July Tradition - Discontinued in 2020

Annual event held on the Fourth of July.

The 42nd annual Ping Pong Ball Drop will be held on July 4, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m. - Fern Park, 11 Loomis Road, Inlet, NY

How will the balls drop this year? - Come find out!

Children up to the age of 12 will head out onto the ball field after thousands of ping pong balls have been dropped for them to collect.
Each child will be allowed to collect five balls which they will bring into the pavilion to trade for prizes.
Prizes include snacks purchased by donations, novelty items purchased by the Inlet Youth Commission, toys and gift certificates donated by local businesses.

Click here for a printable flyer.

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2019 Sponsors:

Adirondack Dog House, Adirondack Experience, * Adirondack Fairway B&B, Adirondack Lawnscapes & Construction, Adirondack Reader, * ADK Little Cabins* ADK Shirt Factory, Tera Arey/Susan Lockyer, AVON-Barb Murdock, The Bay Cafe, * Big Moose Inn, Billy's Restaurant, * BJ Queen EnterprisesBlue Line Coffe House/Finders Keepers Gift Shop* Burkhard Evans, * The Caboose in ADKCandy Cottage, Clark EnergyCrazy Moose Quilt Shop, Debbie Daiker, Daiker's, * Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages, Eagle Bay Village* Fourth Lake Wine & SpiritsFrench Louie ADK Sports, * Frisky Otter Tours, Fulton Chain Trifecta, Gallery 3040, Great Pines, * Greg Rudd Pottery, Margaret Guerra, HerrMit Handwovens, In the Fold ApparelInlet Department Store, Inlet Public Library, Nancy Jennings, Bill & Linda Keener, Holly Koeppe, Life in the ADK, Marina Motel, Mary's Gift Shop, Mary's White Pine Bakery, Mike Marleau Builder, Mountainside Smokehouse & Grill, Robin Murdock, Nelson's Cottages, Northern Lights, Robin Penoyer (Nike Softball Camp)Raquette Lake Navigation* Red Dog Tavern, Sandi's Crafts, * Screamen Eagle Pizza, * Seventh Lake House, Terry Staub, Strand Theatre, View, The Wild CenterThe Woods Inn.

*Paid (2019) member of the Inlet Area Business Association

Ping Pong Ball Drop Rules:

Please keep in mind: This event is for the children!

Adults are only allowed on the field during the first drop (age 0-4).

No adults are allowed on the field during the second (age 5-8) and third (age 9-12) drops.

Adults caught collecting ping pong balls may be asked to leave the park. Thank you for your cooperation!

Each child is allowed to collect 5 ping pong balls.  The ping pong balls are color coded and each color is a different prize.

Once you have collected 5 ping pong balls, enter the pavilion from the back side and find the colored balloon that matches your ball.  If you have more than one color, you must get in a different line for each color.

Once you have traded in all five of your balls, please exit the pavilion to make room for the rest of the children.

Click here for printable rules.

Fourth of July continues...

Live Music by Jamie Notarthomas starts at 7:30 p.m. at Arrowhead Lakefront and will continue until the fireworks go off at dusk.

Click here for 2019's Thank You!